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Ms. Katamaraja from Roxbury MA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Box Full of Memories and Warmth for Our Graduates

My students need autograph books, printer ink, and care package items for their graduation ceremony to give them a head start for the summer and their future.

  • $478 goal

This project expired on July 27, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

For our students, school is a safe haven and a promise for a better future. By nurturing their minds with knowledge, resources and emotional fodder, we want them to dream and to achieve the "possible". We need your support for this.

Our K-8 school is located in one of the high crime neighborhoods in MA with over 90% of our K-8 students qualifying for free lunch and with about 97% of diverse student population.

Given the above statistics, our students have quite a few battles to fight. While the staff at our school provide the necessary educational and emotional support, we need your help with school supplies and resources. Having books of high interest, access to a time-timer, chrome books and iPads would go a long way in meeting our students needs.

My Project

Graduation is special event we would like to celebrate and honor the past accomplishments of our students and make memories. For the memories to last, we want to gift them care packages which would help them transition. While the autograph book will serve as a source of inspiration, the snacks, mint, deodorant and tissues would come in handy and useful for them to have a head start this summer.

Since 90% of our students come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, with severe social emotional and academic needs, qualifying for free lunch, we want them to celebrate their small achievements in the best way possible.

Through the list of items we have requested, we hope to make them feel special and cared for.

Transitioning to high school can be overwhelming. Most of them do not have any idea of basic etiquettes and can't afford to buy essentials. The care package would be a surprise gift to our graduating students. We want them to leave with a great memory and a positive start to their next phase of their life.

The toner for the printer would be very useful during the graduation ceremony for several purposes such as printing invitations, event list, thank you notes, speeches etc.. The care package will include essential items the 8th graders would use for the summer and an autograph book, written and signed by the school staff and friends which would serve as a source of encouragement for their future endeavors.

We need your help in brightening our students' day for they need to continue to believe that kindness still exists in the world.

Ms. Katamaraja
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Old Spice Deodorant and Antiperspirant Fresher Collection, Fiji Invisible Solid, Coconut & Tropical Wood Scent Deodorant for Men 2.6 Oz (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $22.47 3 $67.41
PURELL 3901-36-BWL Advanced Bottle Display Bowl, 36 Count • Amazon Business $33.63 2 $67.26
Secret Invisible Solid Deodorant, Powder Fresh (2.6 oz., 5 pk.) • Amazon Business $15.60 4 $62.40
Lot Of 12 Assorted Color Hardcover Autograph Books • Amazon Business $20.00 3 $60.00
Brother - TN660 Toner Cartridge - Black • Best Buy Education $52.87 1 $52.87
Chap Ice Lip Balm in Bulk - 120 Count Chapstick (1 Bucket of 120 Each) - Vitamin E Oil Lip Treatment for Men, Women, Kids - Fun Packs for Goodie Bags, Doctor Offices, Schools • Amazon Business $48.05 1 $48.05
Cheez-It Original Baked Snack Cheese Crackers, 1.5 Ounce Snack Packs, 36 Count • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39

Materials cost

$370.38

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$405.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.64

Total project goal

$477.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$477.58

2 Donors

-$238.79

Donations toward project cost

-$202.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.82

match offer

-$238.79

Match offer toward project cost

-$202.97

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.82

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$0.00

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